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The Boxtrolls (2014) | Behind the Scenes

via Animation Magazine:

  • 1 week; the average amount of time for an animator to complete 3.7 seconds of footage
  • 3.5 inches, the cuff-to-cuff measurement of baby Eggs’ sweater (created on an embroidery machine to produce irregular lines, like a hand-knitted garment). His little socks are only ⅝” long
  • 4 scenes per week was the goal for each animator
  • 14 different fabrics were used in Lord Portley-Rind’s white hat
  • 24 kinds of weeds were created for backgrounds by the greens department
  • 55 different sculpts of prop cheeses were made; different scale sizes were needed for wide, medium and close shots

The 7th image… oh do they animate water so that the wave lights animate alongside the character animation?? Is that some 3D printed water right there that they switch out over and over??? A light projection thru glass? Dying to know how it works. Everything about how Laika makes movies is real actual magic

Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait.

For those of you curious, here’s video proof of my engagement to Jared!



Seal befriends woman sitting on the beach - Video

this is the cutest thing ever and I can’t handle it

seals are literally puppies with flippers

"Hmm yes hello strange red seal. You smell different and you do not bend back or lift your flippers but it is all right. Your tiny mouth kisses are adequate. We shall now be snuggle friends yes."

What’s up with equating ‘Bible Study’ with knowing God anyway? Wouldn’t it be a horrible thing if we studied the ones we loved instead of bonding in deeper ways by doing things with them? I’d never want to get married to a girl no matter how much I studied her. I’d rather take her sailing or fishing or eat cotton candy with her on a Ferris wheel. I don’t think knowing what her name means in Greek is going to help me love her more.

- Bob Goff / Love Does (via caitlacoop)


Rant for the Day: Jobs

I’m seeing more and more people not being able to find jobs, especially those close to me, and particularly my fiancé. It gets discouraging and frustrating to be strung along by companies who seem interested in a person’s abilities, and then don’t contact them for some time (after all but promising to call back) only to finally say (after the PERSON calls them several times) that they decided to choose someone else. What also goes along with that genre of inconsiderate behavior are the barrage of comments and questions from “those concerned” - “there ARE jobs out there; you’re just not looking hard enough,” “don’t be picky,” and “you need to make more of an effort.”
I watch my fiancé plowing through apps and getting hopes dashed, and it hits home for me on a personal and emotional level. A friend of mine just went through the same thing. It’s not easy to find a decent job anymore. It’s not a cakewalk. The people I know and love WANT to work and are willing to go the extra mile to keep a position. But they need that chance. Please keep praying for opening doors, and keep your ears open for those of us trying to make it independently. We’re trying.


Trying to sleep in summer with the covers on


This is so hilariously accurate

I can’t tell you how hard I laughed at this.

If I could have my future bedroom with Jared look like anything in particular, it would be THIS.

Naptime with my man today



n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life, a mood whose only known cure is the vuvuzela.

I’ve experienced this frequently…though thankfully not the vuvuzela part lol